Active Child Premieres Official Video for “1999”
Today, Active Child premiered the official music video for the “gorgeous stunner” (Paste Magazine) and “beautiful companion to the song” (Stereogum) entitled “1999.” Complete with “hooded, masked figures and an anthropomorphic sheep, the video brings to mind Where the Wild Things Are” and can be viewed at PaperMag.com or below.
In support of Mercy, a “maudlin and sentimental record full of longing and loss,” (Pitchfork) Active Child is currently on tour w/ Low Roar. The tour takes him across the country and back, wrapping up in Los Angeles on July 10 with a very special surprise performance (more details to come). A full list of dates can be found below. Click HERE to purchase Mercy on iTunes.
Active Child On Tour:
6/30 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (seated)^^
7/02 Napa CA @ City Winery (seated)^^
7/03 San Francisco CA @ Great American Music Hall (seated)^^
7/10 Los Angeles CA @ Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian (seated)^^
^^- w/ Low Roar
Albert Hammond Jr. Shares "Losing Touch" Live Session
Albert Hammond Jr. has just shared a live performance video of his new single, “Losing Touch.” The Oneway Studio Session video was recorded at his home-studio in upstate New York and debuted this morning in an exclusive interview with Noisey. Check out the clip below or click HERE for the full article.
This morning, it was also announced that Albert Hammond Jr. will be performing at day three of this year’s Lollapalooza music festival on August 2nd at Grant Park in Chicago, IL. Albert Hammond Jr.’s tour kicks off in Pittsburgh, PA on September 9th and wraps in Philadelphia, PA on November 7th. The tour also includes two dates in Tokyo, Japan (October 21/22). Click HERE for all upcoming dates and ticket links.
Monetary Masters is out 7/31 via Vagrant and is described by Hammond Jr. as “a record about finding a new curiosity in life as a result of the loss of innocence that knowledge and time create.” Pre-order Monetary Masters on iTunes and get “Born Slippy” & “Losing Touch” now.
Janet Jackson Announces World Tour and New Single "No Sleeep"
Music icon, multiple Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist Janet Jackson today released her eagerly anticipated new single No Sleeep.
No Sleeep is a collaboration between Janet Jackson and the legendary songwriting and production duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, with whom Ms. Jackson first teamed up with in 1986. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have collaborated with Ms. Jackson on a number of her biggest hits, including a staggering nine Billboard Hot 100 number ones. The new single is the first taste of Janet Jackson’s upcoming, as yet untitled new album, due this Fall.
Jackson recently announced the first leg of her highly anticipated Unbreakable World Tour, a 37-date tour of the US and Canada, starting August 31 in Vancouver, BC with shows lined up in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco, Honolulu and more. All dates are co-produced by Rhythm Nation, and additional worldwide concerts will be announced at a later date. See www.janetjackson.com for the full list of dates.
Bad Suns Announce North American Tour Dates with The Neighbourhood
After extensive touring throughout 2014, their first ever SOLD OUT headline tour in 2015 in support of their debut album, Language & Perspective, and their first time performing at Coachella, Bad Suns are gearing up to hit the road, this time sharing the stage w/ The Neighbourhood. Kicking off on September 14 in Albuquerque, the band will be venturing across the south, up the east coast, and back ending in Las Vegas on October 30. A full list of dates can be found HERE.
Bad Suns recently shared the video for their new single ‘We Move Like The Ocean’ which Billboard called a ‘surf-rock inflected tune.’ Check it out below.
Active Child's Sophomore Album Mercy Available Now
Active Child’s highly anticipated sophomore release, Mercy, is available nationwide today! Serving as a follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed LP, You Are All I See, and 2013’s Rapor EP, Mercy showcases Grossi’s raw, honest, and incredible vocals like never before.
Active Child - Mercy: iTunes | Amazon | Vagrant Store | Spotify
Produced and recorded in Brooklyn with Van Rivers (Blonde Redhead, Fever Ray) the ten-track LP is a collection of love songs, each shining a different light on the subject. “This album more than previous releases feels like more of a collaboration between the producer and I. His fingerprints are all over these songs and he really pushed me vocally, more than anyone has before.”
In support of Mercy, Active Child is currently on tour w/ Low Roar, headlining tonight at the SOLD OUT Music Hall of Williamsburg. The tour takes him across the country and back, wrapping up in Los Angeles on July 10 with a very special surprise performance (more details to come). In Chicago Active Child will be accompanied by the acclaimed Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra for an unmissable event. Orchestrations will be written by renowned British composer, Joe Duddell, who has collaborated with likes of Elbow, Nero, New Order, Daughter, Clean Bandit, Richard Hawley, and BBC Philharmonic. The 18-piece orchestra will perform sixteen songs with Pat and his band. A full list of upcoming dates can be found HERE.
My new album Mercy is finally out today and I couldn't be more proud to share it with you all! I wrote these songs to help heal myself and to try to understand what it is to be grown, to be a man and to love truly. May this album show you the same compassion it has shown me… All my love and understanding, Pat iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ACmercyAmazon: http://smarturl.it/MercyAMZStore: http://smarturl.it/ACStoreSpotify: http://smarturl.it/ACspotifyPosted by Active Child on Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Premiere 'Live In Paris' On Palladia
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are set to release Live In Paris, on June 9th. The double album and accompanying DVD was recorded live at Theatre Trianon in Paris on February 24, 2014, during the band’s sold-out tour of Europe. In addition to the full concert, the DVD also includes the documentary film 33.3% by Yana Amur, which shows fans an intimate side of the band never seen before.
In celebration, Palladia will be premiering the full concert portion on Saturday, June 6th at 9pm EST/6pm PT with a repeat airing at Midnight EST/9pm PT. The concert film was directed by Bartleberry Logan and won the 2014 UK Music Video Award for “Best Live Concert Film.” You can catch a sneak peek of the live show and watch the band’s performance of "Conscience Killer” below, or by clicking HERE.
Pre-orders are now available for Live In Paris on a CD/DVD or 3 Disc Vinyl via the band’s Webstore and will be available everywhere June 9th.
Active Child Streams New Album Mercy Via Hype Machine
Active Child has teamed up with Hype Machine to premiere his new record Mercy, in its entirety, two weeks before release. You can listen to the full album below or by clicking HERE. Pre-order now on iTunes, Amazon, or the Vagrant Webstore and receive the tracks “1999," “Never Far Away" and “Stranger” instantly.
Active Child is currently on an extensive summer headline tour with support from Low Roar. A full list of tour dates can be found HERE.
Albert Hammond Jr. premieres New Track “Losing Touch”
Albert Hammond Jr. has just premiered a new track entitled “Losing Touch” via Soundcloud. You can listen to the track below or by clicking HERE. “Losing Touch” is taken from Albert’s forthcoming record Momentary Masters, which will be released 7/31 via Vagrant Records. Pre-order now on iTunes, Amazon, or the Vagrant Webstore and receive the tracks “Born Slippy” and “Losing Touch” instantly.
Albert also recently announced a massive Fall headline tour. A full list of his tour dates can be found HERE.
WATERS on Last Call with Carson Daly, Google Play Album of the Week
In case you missed it, WATERS was the musical guest last night on Last Call With Carson Daly. Carson stopped by The Fonda in Los Angeles to film the band playing songs from their new album What’s Real while on a nationwide tour with Matt & Kim. You can check out their performance of “Got To My Head” below and click HERE to watch “I Feel Everything”.
What’s Real has also been selected as Google Play’s “Album of the Week”! Click HERE to grab the record for only $1.99 this week only.
WATERS Announce Fall Tour w/ MisterWives, Gear Stolen in San Francisco
WATERS has spent the last year on the road supporting their sophomore album, What’s Real, with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Cold War Kids, Smallpools, Magic Man, Weezer and Matt & Kim to name a few. Today, the band is excited to share that after taking a very short break, they’ll be back on the road with MisterWives throughout September, October and November on The Scrapbook Tour. A list of dates can be found below- more to be announced very soon.
On a less positive note, the band's van and trailer were broken into last night in the Bernal Heights area of San Francisco. Among the items stolen is an extensive list of gear, merchandise, and vinyl. A full list and more info can be found on the band's Facebook page. If you are in the area, please keep an eye out for any of these items at pawn shops, flea markets, etc. Your help is most appreciated!
WATERS On Tour:
6/06 Mountain View CA @ BFD @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/20 San Diego CA @ 949 Dirty Parts Festival at Lakeside Rodeo Grounds
7/19 Chicago IL @ Taste of River North
8/08 San Francisco CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
9/23 Pittsburgh PA @ Stage AE ^
9/24 Toronto ON @ Mod Club ^
9/29 Norfolk VA @ NorVa^
10/01 Atlanta GA @ Buckhead Theater ^
10/06 Orlando FL @ House of Blues ^
10/07 St. Petersburg FL @ State Theater^
10/13 Phoenix AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom ^
10/15 Los Angeles CA @ Belasco^
10/17 Santa Ana CA @ Observatory ^
10/22 Salt Lake City UT @ Complex ^
11/3 Columbus OH @ LC Pavillion^
11/6 New York NY @ Terminal 5^
^ w/ MisterWives